Oct 212016
 

Earlier releases from the Star Trek coin program portrayed Captain James T. Kirk and First Officer Spock. This new addition featuring a vividly coloured design celebrates the intrepid leaders once again, but this time alongside five other memorable crew members from the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701.

Struck from 2oz of 99.9% pure silver, the new coin is housed in a stunning replica of an original communicator – a palm held voice communications device that anticipated the development of the modern flip phone.

Characters featured for the first time on a coin from the Star Trek program comprise:

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy

tos_mccoyDespite an argumentative and sometimes cynical nature, Bones McCoy cared deeply for the crew members under his medical care. But it wasn’t only their physical well-being that concerned him. McCoy played his role as psychologist expertly to the hilt — especially for the ship’s two senior officers. As such an emotional watchdog he was not afraid to take on his captain, but it was his running battle of wits with Spock which became legendary.

Chief Engineer Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott

tos_scottyRenowned for his love of Scotch and the ability to play the bagpipes, Scotty was regarded as something of a miracle worker thanks to his engineering feats, which on more than one occasion saved the Enterprise. As well as getting the best out of the ship’s warp engines, Scotty was often called upon to ‘energize’ the ship’s transporter system, giving rise in popular culture to the phrase “Bean me up, Scotty”.

Chief Communications Officer Nyota Uhura

tos_uhuraResourceful, dependable and savvy, Nyota Uhura set a high bar for subsequent communications officers. It was not unusual to see her rewire or repair her own communications board during a crisis. But this pioneering female member of the crew was capable of much more. Not only was she trained to serve at the Enterprise helm, such was her confidence that she once assumed command of the starship and led a landing party to rescue senior male officers.

Navigator Pavel Andreievich Chekov

tos_chekovOne of the youngest officers aboard the Enterprise, Pavel Chekov was so full of brash assertions laced with his Russian ethnic pride and accomplishments that he became a good-natured joke among his superiors. Prone to hot-headed actions and romantic attachments, he was nevertheless a notable graduate of the Space Academy and a capable substitute for Spock at the science officer station when necessary.

Helmsman Hikaru Sulu

tos_suluSulu controlled both the speed and attitude of the Enterprise, as well as the ship’s weapon and shield systems. He was also an accomplished pilot of craft from many eras and cultures, piloting with little warm-up both an antique 20th century Earth helicopter and a Klingon Bird-of-Prey. Of Asian descent, Sulu was an active hobbyist with interests including fencing, botany, and the martial arts of his native culture.

BUY NOW: Star Trek: The Original Series – U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 Crew 2016 2oz Silver Proof Coin

Issued as legal tender of Tuvalu, no more than 5,000 of these superb collectables will be released.

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Sep 082016
 

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The first regular episode of Star Trek: The Original Series went to air on the 8 September 1966. Almost exactly 50 years later, The Perth Mint has released a special silver coin in the shape of the iconic delta shield badge seen on Star Trek uniforms and starships throughout the entire canon.

An incredible memento, the brand new 50th Anniversary Delta 1oz Silver Coin could be yours! Simply unscramble the following letters for your chance to win!

Clue: Famous catchphrase inspired by Star Trek: The Original Series.

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How to enter: Email your answer to anagram@perthmint.com.au marking your reply ‘September 2016 Anagram Competition’ in the subject line. Please include your name, address and telephone number. Entries close on 4 October 2016. Eligible entrants will be included in the free draw and the winner will be notified by telephone or email. Terms and conditions.

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August 2016 anagram competition winner: Congratulations Marcel Krawczyk of ACT for the correct answer of ‘Hawker Hurricane’.

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Sep 062016
 

The arrow head badge, otherwise known as the ‘delta shield’, has appeared on Star Trek uniforms and starships since the launch of The Original Series 50 years ago in 1966.

Delta_Badge_CommandThe first version was gold with a black border. Worn on the left breast of the tunic by all onboard the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701, its design included an inner symbol identifying the crew member’s department. For example, a star with an elongated top – as sported by Captain James T. Kirk – represented ‘command’.

The delta shield badge was adopted on all Starfleet uniforms and even though the design was evolved for subsequent series, it always maintained its distinctive shape. CBS and Paramount even devised variations to celebrate Star Trek’s major anniversaries and milestones – and this year is no exception!

To mark Star Trek‘s half-century, the special 2016 design portrays the number ’50’ and the ‘command’ symbol within the iconic delta shape.

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In a remarkable minting feat, The Perth Mint has replicated the design as a delta-shaped coin made from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver. A must-have for collectors of Star Trek memorabilia, no more than 5,000 of these iconic pieces will be released worldwide, each housed in a space-age acrylic case.

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Aug 102016
 

In 1966, the team behind landmark sci-fi series Star Trek introduced one of the most memorable space craft ever devised for TV and film. So futuristic was the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, that 50 years later, the renowned starship is still highly admired – beloved even – by fans of the Star Trek canon.

Constructed at the San Francisco Yards orbiting Earth, the Enterprise was a Constitution-class starship, a heavy cruiser built to explore strange new worlds, to serve as home to 400-plus crew, and to withstand the stress of battle.

Launched in 2245, she reached the peak of her 40-year career during Captain James T. Kirk’s famous five-year Starfleet mission to boldly go where no man has gone before™, as told across 79 episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series.

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Her appearance was a revolutionary departure from customary rocket-style concepts. Comprising a saucer-shaped primary hull surmounted by a bridge dome, and pylon-mounted engine nacelles projecting from a secondary hull, she remains one of sci-fi’s most iconic images.

Kirk’s Enterprise featured 14 science labs, an observation deck, a massive lower deck which included main engineering, and a shuttle bay. Impulse engines provided propulsion to a maximum speed of Warp 8, while defences came in the form of deflector shields and armaments comprising photon torpedoes and phasers.

Among the ship’s extraordinary array of advanced technology, the transporter was unforgettable. Created when it was deemed too difficult (and expensive) to portray the Enterprise or its shuttlecraft landing on the surface of a planet, it ‘dematerialized’ humans or objects into energy patterns, then beamed them to a target for ‘rematerialization’ – giving rise to the popular catchphrase “Beam me up, Scotty”.

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2016 Gold & Silver Proof High Relief Coins

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The Perth Mint is delighted to unveil three special ‘high relief’ coins dedicated to the iconic starship in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek in 2016. Officially licensed by CBS, the proof quality coins are struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold, and 5oz and 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in stunning detail.

Housed in presentation packaging, these magnificent collector pieces are especially limited. Just 400 1oz gold coins, 800 5oz silver coins and 6,000 1oz silver coins will be released, each accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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Jul 062016
 

The brightest Star Trek commemorative coin program in the universe now has two new spectacular coloured additions to mark the sci-fi classic’s 50th anniversary.

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The first coin features portraits of actors William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy in their definitive roles as Kirk and Spock in Star Trek: The Original Series, which debuted on U.S. television on 8 September 1966. Holding a communicator and tricorder – quintessential Star Trek gadgetry – they appear on a dramatic backdrop of stars, planets and 23rd century space craft technology.

Its companion release depicts the illustrious U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, arguably the most celebrated space-exploration vessel in the history of sci-fi. Famous for its unique capabilities and equipment, including warp-drive, deflector shield and transporter to ‘dematerialise’ human passengers before beaming them to a new location in space, the cherished craft was integral to every episode.

Extremely Limited Collectables

No more than 1,500 2016 1oz Silver Proof Two-Coin Sets will be released in ‘transporter’ packaging featuring a ring of iridescent blue light around each coin.

An additional 5,000 individual 2016 Kirk and Spock 1oz Silver Proof Coins are also available in presentation packaging featuring a similar lighting effect.

Stunning celebrations of the ship and crew whose mission to boldly go where no man has gone before™ attracted millions of fans worldwide, these releases are officially licensed by CBS.

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